Coronavirus live update: PM Narendra Modi announces complete lockdown of the nation for 21 days
Addressing the nation on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete lockdown of the nation for 21 days, urging citizens to stay at home.
The news comes at a time when coronavirus cases in India have risen to 519, with 10 deaths reported from the infection.
Modi said it is imperative to keep up the fighting spirit of the people to stop the pandemic in its march.
The second address on the global pandemic comes just days after his first address last week, as the number of people in India infected with coronavirus continued to rise.
In his televised address, last week, PM Modi had urged citizens to take precautionary measures to combat the novel coronavirus.
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